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Creative Quarantining: #2 Cooking

The second in our ‘creative quarantining’ resource round-ups brings together ideas on how you can cook together (apart) and learn some useful new skills!

Creative Quarantining: #2 Cooking

We’re here for you during the pandemic and putting together resources on activities you can do that involve more than just staring at a screen (because there’s a lot of that right now). We’re making an effort to find groups that might be connecting online, but are then using that connection to engage in a real-world activity – together. The first round-up in the series was about making music, here’s some suggestions on how you can cook along with others;

Jason Atherton: Cooking in QuarantineJason Atherton the ‘Chef’s Chef of the Year’ has been posting his cooking from his kitchen on his Instagram Live feed so you can watch the pro at work, while attempting to follow along too.

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LIVE COOK-A-LONG at 7pm GMT tonight on Instagram & Facebook live. This week’s cook-a-long is for teenagers and adults alike. Its perfect for those that have no chopping skills and those who want to ease their children into cooking. We will be cooking what I call a “No Chop Pot”. Find the ingredients below that you will need, & do feel free to make modifications if needed. If you do take part please do share your photos or tag me using #TDKCookalong 1 can White beans (any tinned or cooked beans will do, can also use lentils) 1 can Chopped Tomatoes 100g Baby tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato paste 50g Black Olives 25g Capers 2 cloves garlic, grated 1 stick or 1 tsp Cinnamon 20g of a green herb – Basil, parsley, Rosemary will do (even dried will work) 100g Any Wholegrain Pasta 1 large casserole dish and 1 pot to boil the pasta Method Heat your oven at 210C 1️⃣Add all the ingredients (apart from the pasta) to a casserole dish 2️⃣Put the casserole dish into your pre-heated oven for 30 minutes 3️⃣Then remove from the oven and let it stand 4️⃣10minutes before the end of cooking, cook the pasta in boiling water and when al dente (cooked but firm  to the  bite) add to the casserole dish out of the oven 5️⃣Top the dish with some torn herbs and olive oil Will you be joining me? . . . . . . #WhatTheDoctorOrdered #TheDoctorsKitchen #FeedFeed #FeedFeedVegan #DoctorsKitchen #DinnerRecipe #Dinner #Vegetarian #plantbased  #DoctorsKitchen #EatToBeatIllness #LifestyleMedicine #Nutrition  #HealthyRecipes #Nutritional #PlantPowered #Bowls #MealPlanner #onepanmeal #TDKCookalong #Cookalong

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Doctor’s Kitchen does live cook-a-longs most nights on Instagram and varies the recipes and skill level so you can all have a go. Get children and teenagers in your house cooking too!

Jack Monroe: Quarantine CookingJack Monroe, aka the Bootstrap Cook famous for store-cupboard and budget recipes, has been answering vital cooking cooking questions on Twitter about how we all cope with reduced ingredients on offer in the shops, using the hashtag #JackMonroesLockdownLarder.

creative quarantine activities: cookingMy Primrose Hill Kitchen beautifully displays ingredients and finished recipes side by side in the feed so you’re completely clear what you need and how the finished dish will look. Nearly all the recipes use basic store-cupboard ingredients, and offer suggestions for substitutions if you can’t get hold of exactly the right stuff.

If you’re a fan of Queer Eye you’ll love Quar Eye: Cooking Lessons in Quarantine from Antoni Porowski who delivers daily cooking lessons with his usual pearls of wisdom “Chicken Soup For The Soul(cially distanced)” anyone? 

Keep checking back as we’ll update this post with new cooking and food activities as we find them!

Stay safe everyone and keep using your screen time wisely.

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Time To Log Off was founded in 2014 by digital entrepreneur, tech ethicist, and author Tanya Goodin. Tanya was inspired to set-up Time To Log Off after over 20 years working exclusively in the online world. She is an award-winning digital entrepreneur: twice a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year award, and for the Blackberry Outstanding Women in Technology award.